Some of the most out of the box thinking in youth ministry world wide.
We live in the most fast paced global youth generation ever. A generation that is being lead by their ipods, MTV, xbox’s, and most of all through the world of social networking. Young people are desperate to be lead. So will you lead? Millions of young people around the world are coming to know Jesus and are desperate for more. Desperate for real discipleship. To be lead into the calling and destiny God has for their lives. The SOIYM is here to equip you to do this. You will dive into modern youth culture to see what makes it tick. It will also show you keys to innovate and lead in a culture that tends to follow. Not only will you be given the tools but you will also get hands on practical experience in our thriving youth ministry called Youth Street. So the big question really is,
‘Will you #leadnow’?
*This school first requires the successful completion of a Discipleship Training School. Check out what amazing DTS’s we have on offer this year by CLICKING HERE!
Some topics covered include:-
Youth Culture – Historical & Post Modernity
To enable students to have an understanding of the origins of post modern and popular culture. To train students to be able to articulate a 500 year history, where we have come from – the generations etc.
MTV /Trends /Church Expressions
To give the students a clear understanding of the drivers of popular culture including MTV, instant communications, print media, along with a clear understanding and ability to recall examples of globalized MTV culture within non western contexts ie Japan.
Principles & Models of Innovation
Students understand the core elements of what causes innovation to take place (including research, hearing God?s voice etc) and are able to see how they can apply these principles to youth ministry.
Dreaming With God / Project Planning
Identify God?s capacity to create substance from nothing and to develop the skills to create innovative forms of youth ministry.
Understand God?s passion for multiplication, ability to define the key ingredients of a successful multipliable prototype. Understand the key drivers of a multipliable system and comprehend the distinctions between a formula and a spiritual prototype.
Innovation put into practice.
You and your fellow students will spend your field assignment as part of one of our many Youth Street locations. Or you may even get to go off and help start an entirely new one! Not only will you help the locations manage and run their ministries but you will also take part in innovating new initiatives to reach their city. You will get hands on experience that will last a life time. Will you partner with God to impact thousands of teenagers in the city you go to?